Why This Man Joins Thousands of COVID-19 Vaccine Volunteers
The quest for a COVID-19 vaccine just moved one big step forward, as volunteers are now preparing to be deliberately infected with the virus. About 30,000 volunteers have signed up for what's known as the challenge trials. They'll be given an experimental vaccine, and then intentionally infected with COVID-19. It's designed to fast forward the work of scientists at Oxford and determine if the vaccine the entire world is waiting for actually works.
Drugmaker AstraZeneca paused its clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine to investigate a possible severe adverse reaction in one of the participants. This comes as the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus nears 190,000. CBS News' Elise Preston reports on the latest developments, and Dr. Neeta Ogden, an internal medicine doctor and immunologist, joined CBSN to discuss what it all means. Vice President Mike Pence spoke in Miami as the biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday. He visited one of the sites where the clinical trial will take place. (July 27) Canada has entered two agreements to secure millions of doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines. In this week's Parting Shots on Outside the Lines, Jen Lada discusses the NCAA creating a hotline to report mismanagement of COVID-19 protocols. Jason Fitz weighs in on Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady admitting it has been difficult learning a new playbook and the challenges that are facing the New England Patriots ahead of the 2020 NFL season after multiple players have opted out due to coronavirus concerns.